Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla: Dick Cavett Blog

Dick Cavett is, by far, the most literate person ever to host a talk show. He's heard a lot of talk in his time -- you'd think he'd heard it all during eight years of interviews -- yet the talk of Sarah Palin has him baffled. He's not alone in his bafflement ...


I’d love to hear what you think has caused such an alarming number of our fellow Americans to fall into the Sarah Swoon.

Could the willingness to crown one who seems to have no first language have anything to do with the oft-lamented fact that we seem to be alone among nations in having made the word “intellectual” an insult? (And yet…and yet…we did elect Obama. Surely not despite his brains.)
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